Glenda Taylor

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Glenda Taylor is a freelance writer for the residential remodeling, homebuilding, and commercial roofing industries. She and her husband have been general contractors for over 20 years, and Ms. Taylor has written for leading media outlets, including the Houston Chronicle, SFGate, and the eHow Now Live Handyman Channel (a division of eHow.com) as well as National Association of Homebuilders. In addition to her construction experience, Ms. Taylor is a Master Gardener, a former real estate professional, a universal design enthusiast, and an advocate for green building practices. The recipient of Journalism and Marketing degrees from the University of Kansas and Bauder College respectively, she enjoys life on a farm in the Midwest with her husband and their "children"—five Saint Bernards! Connect with Glenda Taylor on LinkedIn.

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MARCH 8, 2021 | MONDAY
Assassin Bug: The Kind of Insect You Want in Your Garden

The insect realm is rife with creepy-crawlies, be they smelly stink bugs, sneaky weevils, or simply slimy cockroaches. Yet certain bugs are capable of wreaking havoc in the garden, destro...

FEBRUARY 25, 2021 | THURSDAY
How To: Make a Homemade Deck Cleaner That Works Like a Charm

An outdoor deck sees lots of traffic. Muddy shoes, spilled food, and wet dogs can leave it dirty, stained, and smelly. Even if the deck isn't a party platform, it's up against the element...

FEBRUARY 24, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Fertilizer for Peppers and Veggies

Few things are as satisfying as growing vegetables and picking them at their ripest, healthiest, and tastiest. As vegetable plants grow, their roots extend deep into the soil, absorbing t...

FEBRUARY 24, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
The One Fix for Your Most Common Yard Problems

Few things are as striking as a lush green lawn, but maintaining a flourishing landscape is challenging. Today’s artificial turf provides a luxurious expanse that offers a solution to law...

FEBRUARY 24, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Citrus Fertilizer for Healthy and Large Fruit

Like other fruit trees, citrus trees thrive when they have the nutrients they need to develop healthy root systems, strong trunks, and branches. The healthier the tree, the more large, de...

FEBRUARY 23, 2021 | TUESDAY
The Best Rooting Hormone for Propagating Plants Indoors

Gardeners use multiple methods for growing new plants, including starting them from seeds, bulbs, and rhizomes. However, when the goal is to produce a plant identical to an existing plant...

FEBRUARY 22, 2021 | MONDAY
The Best Soil for Growing Vegetables Indoors

The most common spot for growing vegetables is outdoors during warm weather, where the plants can soak up long days of sunshine and send their roots deep into the soil for nutrients. Howe...

FEBRUARY 22, 2021 | MONDAY
The Best Laundry Hampers for Dirty Clothes

Few people look forward to laundry day. But with the right tools and tricks of the trade, you can save time and spare yourself some effort. Laundry hampers have been around for ages, but ...

FEBRUARY 21, 2021 | SUNDAY
The Best Winter Hats for Men and Women When Working Outside

For those who work outdoors—or even those who jog or walk dogs—staying warm and comfortable during the winter means having a well-made hat that’ll ward off the chill. Winter hats come in ...

FEBRUARY 21, 2021 | SUNDAY
The Best Creosote Remover to Keep Your Chimney Clean

Creosote is a by-product of burning wood, coal, pellets, or oil, which create gases as they burn. These gases rise through the chimney, coating the inside of the chimney liner as they do....